Don't get your hopes up, the car pictured above is nothing more than a graphic rendering. The Bugatti Gandloff Concept, designed by Pawel Czyzewski, gets its inspiration from the 1938 Type 57 SC Atalante Coupe. Here's hoping this machine hits the showroom floor someday.
"He's a smart little mother******, I'll give him that." - KEITH RICHARDS on MICK JAGGERMick: The Wild Life and Mad Genius of Jagger ($20) tries to show us the real Mick Jagger. Is he A Street Fighting Man? A Jumping Jack Flash? Or a Man of Wealth and Taste? It turns out he is all of these, and much much more. Mick Jagger can only be described as a force of nature, one of a kind, and one of the most dominant cultural figures of not only our time, but arguably all time. Strutting, swaggering, often elusive yet always spellbinding, he grabbed the world by the throat more than half a century ago and, unlike many of his most gifted peers, hasn't let go since.
Mini Weapons of Mass Destruction ($14) was PopularMechanics.com selection for one of The Best DIY and Home Improvement Books of 2009. We have come an awful long way from the era of the peashooter and with so many modern household items and office supplies around it is so much easier to create your own mini arsenal. Clothespins, toothpicks, rubber bands, binder clips, ballpoint pens, paper clips, plastic bits and pieces and, of course, matches and barbecue lighters, they are all in here and you have to see what you can make from them to believe it. The toy designer John Austin takes us through easy to follow step-by-step instructions for every project with materials, diagrams, ammo lists and construction tips. Boy this book is fun!
THE DUDE ABIDES...AND NOW YOU CAN TOO! If you are seeking salvation from what this uptight, stressed out world is throwing at you there is only one man to seek guidance from; the Dude. The Abide Guide ($11), much like The Big Lebowski himself, is funny, profound and above all helpful. It is a survival guide strait from those who founded the Church of the Latter-Day Dude and they, along with their top disciples, show the way to becoming almost as Dude-like as the Dude himself. Learn the ethos on which this church is based and next time life decides to chuck as gutterball at you stop, pick up this book, and see what the Dude would do.
Looks like Epson has beat Google to the punch with the release of its own take on Smart Glasses. The Epson Moverio BT-200 ($699) features a dual screen (unlike google's single screen) for 3-D display and augmented reality applications, a prescription lens insert, motion sensors to capture head movement, a front facing camera, and large bright displays. The control unit has a textured touchpad with additional motion sensors, and a mciro SD card slot for extended storage. Epson says the BT-200 will work with most Android apps and is primarily geared towards developers.